Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Each year, SSA issues over $800 billion in benefit payments to about 60 million people. Given the large overall dollars involved in SSA’s payments, even the slightest error in the overall process can result in millions of dollars of overpayments or underpayments. 

One of SSA’s key objectives is to reduce improper payments and increase overpayment recoveries. The following investigations and reports illustrate our efforts to meet this objective. 

Cross-Program Recovery of Benefit Overpayments

DATE: Friday, June 22, 2007
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Employment Eligibility Verification Systems

DATE: Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Social Security Administration's Controls and Procedures over Supplemental Security Income Death Alerts

DATE: Thursday, May 31, 2007
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FECA: A Nationwide Review of Federal Employees Who Received Compensation for Lost Wages for Periods When "Earned Wages" Were Reported on the Social Security Administration's Master Earnings File

DATE: Friday, May 18, 2007
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Adjustment of Widow?s Insurance Benefits at Full Retirement Age

DATE: Monday, May 14, 2007
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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Eligible as Disabled Adult Children Under the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Program

DATE: Monday, April 30, 2007
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Supplemental Security Income Payments Mailed to Field Office Addresses

DATE: Monday, April 23, 2007
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Accountability over Duplicate Payments, Equipment and Records in the Hurricane Recovery Area

DATE: Monday, April 23, 2007
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Direct Deposits for Multiple Title XVI Recipients into the Same Bank Account

DATE: Friday, March 23, 2007
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The Social Security Administration?s Accountability of Federal Emergency Management Agency Funds Provided for Hurricane Relief Efforts

DATE: Friday, March 23, 2007
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